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2 On cherubim and seraphim
Full royally he rode,
Came flying all abroad.
Their fury to restrain ;
For evermore shall reign. 18.
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He's my rock, I bless his name;
lands! exalt his fame.
Shall his righteous throne extend;
Earth shall at his footstool bend. 3 O'er his enemies exalted,
Great Redeemer !--see him rise;
God exalts him to the skies.
There for ever to abide;
Seated at thy Father's side. 19.
FIRST PART, L. M.
Nature and Revelation.
In every star thy wisdom shines;
We read thy name in fairer lines. 2 The rolling sun, the changing light,
And nights and days thy power confess; But the blest volume thou hast writ
Reveals thy justice and thy grace.
Round the whole earth, and never stand :
4 Nor shall thy spreading gospel rest,
Till through the world thy truth has run; Till Christ has all the nations blest,
That see the light, or feel the sun. 5 Great Sun of Righteousness! arise ;
Bless the dark world with heavenly light; Thy gospel makes the simple wise,
Thy laws are pure, thy judgments right. 6 Thy noblest wonders here we view,
In souls renewed, and sins forgiven: Lord ! cleanse my sins, my soul renew, And make thy word my guide to heaven.
SECOND PART, L. M. 19.
The Language of the Heavens.
With all the blue ethereal sky,
Their great Original proclaim.
Does his Creator's power display,
The work of an almighty hand.
the wondrous tale, And nightly, to the listening earth,
Repeats the story of her birth :-
And all the planets in their turn,
And spread the truth from pole to pole. 5 What though, in solemn silence, all
Move round this dark terrestrial ball ?
Amid their radiant orbs is found ?6 In reason's ear they all rejoice,
And utter forth a glorious voice;
L. M. 6 Lines.
The firmament displays thy skill ;
Tempest and calm, thy word fulfill;
And night to night thy knowledge reach.
Well known the language of their song,
Led by the silent moon along,
Thy beauty beams on every eye.
Comes like a bridegroom from his bower,
His bright career with speed and power,Thy flaming messenger, to dart
Life through the depth of nature's heart.
Along the path of Providence,
Thy word reveals, transcending sense;
Thy testimonies sure;
And thy commandments pure.
Enduring as thỹ throne;
Justice and truth alone.
And make thy servant wise;
The day-spring to mine eyes.
Who knows the guile within ?
Lord ! save me from presumptuous crimes,
Cleanse me from secret sin.
the words my lips express,
FIRST PART, S. M. 19.
The Books of Nature and Scripture. 1 BEHOLD! the lofty sky
Declares its maker, God;
Proclaim his power abroad. 2 The darkness and the light
Still keep their course the same;
Divinely teach his name. 3 In every different land
Their general voice is known;
And orders of his throne. 4 Ye christian lands! rejoice;
Here he reveals his word ;
To bid us know the Lord. 5 His laws are just and pure,
His truth without deceit;
And his rewards are great. 6 While of thy works I sing,
Thy glory to proclaim ;
In my Redeemer's name. 19.
SECOND PART, S. M.
The Gospel; for the Sabbath. 1 BEHOLD! the morning-sun
Begins his glorious way;
And life and light convey. 2 But where the gospel comes,
It spreads diviner light;
It calls dead sinners from their tombs,
And gives the blind their sight. 3 How perfect is thy word!
And all thy judgments just !
And men securely trust.
Are thy directions given !
I never read in vain, But find the path to heaven. 19.
THIRD PART, S. M.
Prayer and Praise. 1 I HEAR thy word with love,
And I would fain obey ;
To guide me, lest I stray. 2 Oh! who can ever find
The errors of his ways?
I would not dare transgress. 3 Warn me of every sin,
Forgive my secret faults,
Whose crimes exceed my thoughts. 4 While, with my heart and tongue,
I spread thy praise abroad,
My Saviour and my God! 19.
The Excellency of the Scriptures. 1 I LOVE the volumes of thy word; What light and joy these leaves afford
To souls benighted and distressed ! Thy precepts guide my doubtful way, Thy fear forbids my feet to stray,
Thy promise leads my heart to rest. 2 From the discoveries of thy law, The perfect rules of life I draw:
These are my study and delight;
L. P. M.